23st ‘fat lad’ Paul Richardson was the unlikely star of the Vindaloo flash mob video

The Sun Lifestyle 6 days ago

THE 23st fan who stars in the Vindaloo soccer anthem remake said yesterday: “They wanted a fat lad and I was in the pub.”

Shirtless dad-of-four Paul Richardson, 40, led a 250-strong parade in the hit online clip. He said: “I got home and it was all over the internet.

 Paul Richardson, pictured, led the parade in Vindaloo soccer anthem remake

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Paul Richardson, pictured, led the parade in Vindaloo soccer anthem remake

“My wife b*****ked me and said, ‘Why didn’t you blend in at the back?’ But it’s hard to at 23st.”

Pub boss Tim Burgess, 29, who helped set up the flash mob in Leek, Staffs, said: “It’s unreal how it’s taken off.”

The 1998 Fat Les original was written by comic actor Keith Allen.

 Shirtless Paul Richardson, 40, says his wife 'b*****ked' him after he became the hit of the Vindaloo soccer anthem remake

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Shirtless Paul Richardson, 40, says his wife 'b*****ked' him after he became the hit of the Vindaloo soccer anthem remake

 Paul Richardson said he was asked to be in the soccer anthem remake because they needed a 'fat lad'

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Paul Richardson said he was asked to be in the soccer anthem remake because they needed a 'fat lad'

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